Other Mixed Waste Permits
In addition to providing oversight and permitting for cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site, the Nuclear Waste Program provides oversight to the commercial Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility subleased by US Ecology Washington, Inc., French nuclear fuels fabricator AREVA NP, Inc., waste treatment facility Perma-Fix Northwest, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
AREVA makes nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear reactors under a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The process produces dangerous and mixed (radioactive and chemically hazardous) waste. Ecology’s permit to AREVA is for storage of those wastes until they are shipped offsite to an approved disposal facility. The current permit was issued February 2, 2010 and will remain in effect until February 2, 2020.
Perma-Fix Northwest is a waste treatment facility specializing in treating low-level and mixed low-level waste.For more information regarding permitting at Perma Fix NW please contact:
3100 Port of Benton Blvd
Richland, WA 99354
Ecology has issued a permit for storage of mixed wastes at the Mixed Waste Storage Area at the U.S. Navy's Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, located in Bremerton, Washington. The current permit was issued June 28, 2006 and will expire on July 28, 2016.
For more information about the Commercial Low-Level Radioactive Waste permits please
contact John Temple , (509) 372-7950